Jonathan Byrd splashed onto the folk scene in a big way. After winning the North Carolina Songwriter's Co-op 'Song of the Year,' Jonathan released a debut album with a maturity usually only heard of in the majors. Having heard a cut from the CD, folk legend Tom Paxton contacted Byrd immediately, saying, "What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way." 'Wildflowers' has already become a radio favorite across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
As an album, 'Wildflowers' slides easily from bluegrass into country, and then country blues. Acoustic guitar, dobro, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and Byrd's unique voice combine in ways both old and new, traditional and original. One critic in Austin called Jonathan "the Alison Krauss of the male gender," for his soaring neo-traditional sounds.
Jonathan Byrd is a magical live performer. 'Sing Out!' magazine says Byrd is, "a songwriter of exceptional talent... with the stark storytelling of the finest traditional balladeers." You owe it to yourself to see him live; complete tour dates are posted at www.jonathanbyrd.com.